Roopa Ganguly


Kolkata based actress turned politician Roopa Ganguly is a Member of Parliament in Rajyasabha. She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by Bhartiya Janta Party in October 2016 in place of cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned earlier. She is an actress, playback singer, social worker, and Politician. If you talk about her student life, then she did her schooling from Beltala Girls’ High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Jogamaya Devi College, an affiliated undergraduate women’s college of the University of Calcutta, in Kolkata. She has acted in numerous critically acclaimed and award-winning films and television serials. She is best known for her rendition of Draupadi in B R Chopra’s hit television series Mahabharat (1988).

Personal Life

Full Name Roopa Ganguly

Date of Birth 25 Nov 1966 (Age 53)

Place of Birth Kolkata (West Bengal)

Party name Bharatiya Janta Party

Education Profession Artist, Politician

Father’s Name Samarendra Lal Ganguly

Mother’s Name Juthika Ganguly

Spouse’s Name Dhruba Mukherjee (Separated after Divorce)

No of Sons 1

Interesting Facts

Roopa Ganguly is also a trained Rabindra Sangeet vocalist and a classical dancer. Before accepting the role of Draupadi in Mahabharat, she was featured in Bengali TV serial ‘Streer Patra’ in 1985 and Hindi TV serial Ganadevta in 1986. She is one of the Board Members, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan also.

Political Timeline

2016: She contested from Howrah North as a BJP candidate in WB assembly elections but lost against Trinamool Congress candidate and cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla.

2016: She became a Member of the Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers.

2015: After a long inning in the field of cinema, Roopa Ganguly entered in Politics with Bhartiya Janta Party. She joined BJP months before West Bengal Assembly Elections. She was made the president of the state wing of Mahila Morcha.


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